Click & Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs by Miriam Fields-Babineau

By Miriam Fields-Babineau

Your gift is a well-behaved dog!

old and young, huge and small, pedigreed and mixed-breed, canines reply to clicker education. most well-liked via many execs, clicker education is a good, detailed, and potent approach to reinforcing sturdy habit. famous puppy coach Miriam Fields-Babineau explains clicker education strategies step-by-step in order that all puppy vendors can use the process. even if you need to educate your puppy to obey easy instructions, practice methods, compete in functionality activities, or do carrier paintings, clicker education will get effects and complements your dating along with your puppy. concentrating on real thoughts instead of concept and technology, this ebook explains how to:

Use the three-step trend: trap, click on, reward

Use a suitable tone of voice and the appropriate verbal cues

include visible cues, with feedback for signs for particular actions

Distraction-proof your puppy, instructing him to target you (and the clicker) even if there's plenty of commotion

With real-life examples from the author's reviews plus images that illustrate right shape, this ebook gets you and your puppy keen about education. It's really worthwhile!

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Next time you might be watching her a little better and listening for those specific words, just in case something else catches her eye. Your friend used a training tool: her hand on your arm, pulling. Had you been wearing a neck collar and leash, it would’ve been far more convenient for your friend. Dogs see the quick approach of a hand and/or body as a threatening gesture. It is far less threatening to them for you to pull on a leash than to grab for their neck or collar. That’s why leashes are great training tools.

And he must know “stand” to receive proper care, such as physical examinations, bathing, grooming, and many other activities that are based on this position. Once Teddy can perform these three stationary behaviors, we’ll move on to behaviors that involve motion, the heel and recall (another word for coming when called). The stationary behaviors are easier to teach first, because you can do the training in any position you wish: sitting, standing, facing, or not facing your dog. Targeting maintains Teddy’s attention throughout, making the entire process fast and easy.

Continue shaping him into touching the squeaky toy. Each time he makes progress, click, praise, and reward. Teddy will probably be touching the squeaky toy faster than you can read these directions. 8. ” Let’s test your dog’s knowledge by going to a different location to touch the squeaky toy. 1. Move the squeaky toy a short distance away from you, say about four feet. 2. ” 3. He’ll most likely do so. If not, gradually shape the behavior by clicking when he looks at it, takes a step toward it, and so on, until he reaches and touches the toy.

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